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  •  Word this morning.... (12+ / 0-)

    that the convict who killed the Colorado prison official and two others and wounded a policeman in a Texas shootout afterwards had gotten the weapon he used from a 22 year old girl who bought it and then gave it to him.

    She is facing charges.  For others....funerals.

    Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

    by dweb8231 on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 06:30:59 AM PDT

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    •  do you know what charges? (0+ / 0-)

      it was said by MB once that straw purchases, iirc, from the Fed, were a misdemeanor: that the proposed UBC improvement would include changing that straw purchase to a Federal felony.
      That needs fixing, and these charges may be state charges instead of federal.

      thanks.

      This machine kills Fascists.

      by KenBee on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 04:59:53 PM PDT

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      •  The official charge is... (1+ / 0-)
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        illegal purchase of a firearm.

        The question is whether the woman who bought the gun knew the guy she was getting it for was a felon.  Early reports said she either knew or should have known, but it is not yet clear, news reports say, what her relationship was with the felon and why she bought it.  The purchase was not something that normally fit with her lifestyle.

        My guess is that emotions were played upon....and she thought she was doing something nice for him.   Just another American gun tragedy and another life ruined one way or another, by firearms.

        Free markets would be a great idea, if markets were actually free.

        by dweb8231 on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 04:12:48 AM PDT

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